Golden Globes 2014: Amy Adams Takes Cues From Sydney Prosser


We suspected that it’d be a big night for Amy Adams at the Golden Globes, and considering her wins in both the fashionand Best Actress categories, we turned out to be correct. For her Globes look, Adams took cues from her American Hustle character, Sydney Prosser. She put a modern spin on the 70s styles she sported in the award-winning film with a stunning deep-v gown and soft makeup and hair.

For the makeup:

The evening before the big event, makeup artist Stephen Sollitto instructed Adams to prep her skin with ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Retexturizing Hydrator and ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream Ultra Retexturizing Hydrator after cleansing. The day of the awards, Sollitto used Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide (coming out in Fall 2014) to give Adams’ complexion a flawless, matte finish. To enhance the 70s look, he dusted the Pressed Powder in Matte Bronze on top. He then applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline to Adams’ cheeks using his fingers to achieve a bit of a glow. For Adams’ neutral eye look, Sollitto created a base using Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink. He then brushed the color Terracotta into the lash line and lid, sweeping it out at the corners of her eyes and under her bottom lashes. To make her eyes pop, he applied Caviar Eye Stick Colour in Plum to her upper lash line and the outer corner of her lower lash line. He dotted the same product in Sugar Frost onto the corners of Adams’ eyes, and finished off with Dior Diorshow Blackout Mascara to the upper and lower lashes. On her lips, Sollitto combined two shades of Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour (Discretion and Tangerine).

For the hair:

Hair stylist Laini Reeves went with a more textured ‘do to complement the simple, clean lines of Adams’ Valentino gown. She prepped the hair with Charles Worthington Salon At-Home Volume & Bounce Shampoo and Conditioner and then applied the Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse on damp hair. She blow-dried the hair with a medium round brush to create volume with a smooth finish. To create the four tight braids beginning at the hairline, Reeves sectioned off hair from each ear. The remaining hair was pulled into a tight ponytail at the crown and sprayed with Charles Worthington Style Setter Long Lasting Max Hold Spray. She sprayed the ponytail with hairspray before creating a messy braid. She then secured the braid around the base of the ponytail for a textured bun. The front braids at the ear were then wrapped around the top of the bun, while the two center braids were pulled down and around the underside for a lifted effect. Reeves finished the look with another dose of hairspray and a light tousle of the bun for a softened effect around the face.

For the nails:

Nail artist Tom Bachik created a clean, classic nail look using two coats of L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Collection Privee in Eva’s Nude and one coat of Top of the Line top coat. On toes, he applied two coats of Eva’s Nude and a thin layer of L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Diamonds Collection in So Chic (discontinued) for a subtle shimmer.